Chris Stedman

"[Chris Stedman is one of] five next-gen gurus who are disrupting religion's status quo... An ex-evangelical Christian turned openly gay atheist, this tat-sleeved lightning rod is leading the charge—through his frequent panel appearances, his 2012 memoir, Faitheist, and his activism against religious intolerance—to include his fellow faithless in interfaith dialogues." -Details magazine, October 2013

Chris Stedman is the Coordinator of Humanist Life for the Yale Humanist Community, the Assistant Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University, and the Values in Action Coordinator for the Humanist Community at Harvard (where he was previously the inaugural Interfaith and Community Service Fellow). In his years at Harvard Chris has worked to support and grow the local community of atheists, agnostics, Humanists, and the nonreligious, and has developed an active interfaith program promoting civic engagement, dialogue and relationship-building, community service, and religious literacy. He is the author of Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious (Beacon Press/Random House), “an intimate and deeply affecting portrait… [that] proves [he is] an activist in the truest sense and one to watch” (Booklist, Starred Review).

Chris is also the co-founder and Emeritus Managing Director of State of Formation at the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue and founder of the first blog dedicated to exploring atheist-interfaith engagement, NonProphet Status. Previously a Content Developer and Adjunct Trainer for Interfaith Youth Core, where he helped shape their ongoing collaboration with the Obama administration, Chris is a prolific author whose work regularly appears in Salon, CNN, msnbc, USA Today, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post On Faith, Religion Dispatches, and more. As a public speaker Chris has addressed audiences around the world, from the White House to the Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne, Australia.

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